M.S. Waldron was born in Toronto at the donkey-end of 1969, and began doing graphic work almost immediately (but with limited success for several years). In 1980, he was moved to California; to this day he has still not gotten the hang of it. The first attempts at audio composition were made in 1988, with his ongoing recording project (regrettably named “irr. app. (ext.)”) being founded in 1991. 8 records under this name have been completed (but not released) so far. Also in 1991, the first exhibition of visual work, “A Luncheon of Locusts”, was presented in Cupertino at The Other Gallery. Between 1995 and 2000 the ‘non-performance’ series was executed, involving either animals or unsuspecting bystanders as audience members; but it wasn’t until March 2003 that the first public irr. app. (ext.) performance managed to take place in Oakland. This was arranged to coincide with the second exhibition of visual work, “Immolating Without Oxygen”, presented at Aquarius Records in San Francisco. In the period from 2001 - 2003 several scores for Butoh performances were also created, including “Korper Re” and an early version of “Tasting an Ocean” for Shinichi Momo Koga, and “Innocent Malice” for Barely Human Dance Company. Independent of these endeavours (but not unrelated to them), M.S. Waldron co-founded the Oneiromantic Ambiguity Collective, a writing & performance group active since 1998.
Matthew Waldron is featured on Crouton No. 21 with his work as irr. app. (ext.) on the CD “Dust Pincher Appliances.”
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